Win a holiday to St Lucia if your name is Lucy or Lucia

Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson


International Women’s Day:  Lucy’s In St Lucia


Ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, Virgin Holidays is shining a light on St Lucia – the only place in the world to be named after a woman, Saint Lucie – by giving its namesakes across the UK a chance to visit.

Our research indicates that that two thirds of British women struggle to take holidays, due to the pressures of balancing work and family life – we don’t think that’s right so are going to do more to help ensure women get their fair share!

We enlisted three of our retail travel consultants – Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson – to gallivant about in the Caribbean and encourage more women to visit the beautiful island of St Lucia.

Anyone lucky enough to be blessed with the first name “Lucy” or “Lucia” on their passport has the chance to fly to the only country in the world named after a woman.  Enter here – and here’s hoping you’ll be exploring the country you’re named after soon…


To kick off the St Lucia and International Women’ celebrations, three Virgin Holidays travel consultants who share their namesake with the nation, Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson, travelled to St Lucia to check the island out for themselves.

Joe Thompson, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, added: “We wanted to celebrate St Lucia’s place in the world – the one country named after a woman – by empowering St Lucie’s namesakes, Lucys and Lucias across the UK, with the opportunity to visit this tropical island paradise. We believe that everyone can take on the world and this International Women’s Day – we want to focus on the females who are doing just that.”

St Lucia was named by French explorers who discovered the island in the Caribbean sea, and named it after St Lucy of Syracuse who was a Christian martyr, who died via persecution of the Roman Empire in 304AD.

St Lucia’s female roots continue to ring true as women shape the destination it is today. The nation boasts the third highest number of female bosses per capita in the world with over 50% of management roles held by women.

Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimm’s & RMW The List

Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimms & RMW The List // Top UK Wedding Suppliers // Wedding Competition // Win Your Wedding.

Take part in the Pimm’s Wedding Dash for your chance to win a wedding bash. Grab your other half (and a pair of comfy shoes), this is a competition not to be missed!

RMW have teamed up with Pimm’s to offer one couple the chance to win £8000 to spend on services for their wedding day! The prize includes bespoke planning advice from Team RMW and your pick of suppliers from our wedding directory, The List, for your dream day. For £8000 you could choose an incredible photographer and videographer with a little spare change for stationery. You could choose an amazing florist and wedding stylist to help make your wedding look beautiful. You could choose your dream caterer and really treat your guests to a foodie day to remember! £8000 would also help to get you started on a beautiful venue or marquee package.

The possibilities are endless and it’s a prize that will be tailored to you and your wedding – it’s your pick of our list!

Here’s where the comfy shoes come in – all you have to do is win the Pimm’s Wedding Dash in London on 8th May, running hand-in-hand with your fiancé.


To be in with a chance of taking part just send your names, DOBs, a contact number and a photo of the two of you to

You must both be aged 25 or over. Entries close on Sunday 15th April and Pimm’s will announce who’s in with a chance of winning by Tuesday 17th April. For full Ts and Cs please visit the Pimm’s Facebook page.

Source: Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimm’s & RMW The List